The release isn't that far removed from the recent motorcycle accident which sidelined Black Dub in early summer:
Daniel Lanois says he is lucky to be alive following a motorcycle crash last month in Los Angeles in which he suffered six broken bones, a cracked pelvis and internal bleeding around his right lung. "I was on my bike with a friend of mine on the back and a guy coming the other way decided to turn in front of me into a variety store," says Lanois, who has produced albums for U2 and Bob Dylan. "I veered to miss him, but I hit an industrial box on the sidewalk going 35 miles per hour. I blacked out and when I came to I was laying on my back in the parking lot and people were telling me 'don't move.' Then they hauled me away to a hospital and I had to lay there like a vegetable for three weeks." -[Rolling Stone]Good to hear he's up and at it, and also back in the producer's chair, like he was for the upcoming Neil Young LP, Le Noise:
Yes, it's true...Neil Young is releasing brand-new solo album, Le Noise, Sept 28th on Reprise Records. The eight-song album is a collaboration between the acclaimed rock icon and musician/songwriter/producer Daniel Lanois, known for his work with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers and many others....Some pretty harsh guitar tones on that record, which you can stream in full at NPR now. Neil Young is prepping to reunite with his old band Buffalo Springfield at the end of next month.
Recorded in Lanois' home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, Le Noise features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just "a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording," as Lanois puts it.
All Black Dub dates, as well as some new Neil Young videos are below...
Neil Young - Angry World
Neil Young - Hitchhiker
Neil Young - Love And War
The Making of Le Noise: the new album from Neil Young
"Black Dub" in the studio - "I believe in you"
BLACK DUB - 2010 TOUR DATES
November 15 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
November 17 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
November 18 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
November 19 Vienna, VA Jammin' Java
November 21 Charleston, WV Mountain Stage
November 22 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
November 23 Chicago, IL Lincoln Hall
November 24 Minneapolis, MN Cedar Cultural Center